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VNAKS - Fall 2022

VNAKS: "Cognizing Coexistence: Perceptions and their Synthetic Unity in Kant's 3rd Analogy"

Our "Shark Tank for Kantians" with Andrew Werner (University of Houston) and his ideal commentators: Stephen Engstrom (University of Pittsburgh) and Alexandra Newton (UC-Riverside). Chair: Alexander Englert.

Date: August 24, 2022


VNAKS: Kant and Aesthetic Ideas

This session included two talks: 

"Aesthetic Ideas: Kant on an Alternative Schemata for Moral Ideas," Gerad Gentry (Humboldt University of Berlin)
"The Role of Aesthetic Ideas in a Unified Theory of the Beautiful," Johannes Haag (University of Potsdam)Chair: Rima Hussein (Johns Hopkins University)

Date: September 14, 2022

VNAKS: Kant on Practical Judgment

This session included two talks, followed by commentaries: 

"What for Kant is a Practical Judgment?: Reason, Reflection, and Feeling,"  Nicholas Dunn (Bard College); Commentator: Jens Timmermann (University of St. Andrews)
"Reflection and Imagination: Kant's 'Typic' and the Possibility of Practical Judgment," Lara Ostaric (Temple University); Commentator: Adam Westra (Collège Bois-de-Boulogne)
Chair: Andrew Chignell (Princeton)

Date: September 21, 2022


VNAKS: Kant on Structural Domination

This session included two talks: 

"Poverty and Structural Injustice in (and Beyond) Kant's Theory of Right,"  Rafeeq Hasan (Amherst College)
"Kant, Labor, and Intersectional Structural Justice," Jordan Pascoe (Manhattan College)
Chair: Andrew Chignell (Princeton)

Date: September 28, 2022


VNAKS: Regulative Idealization - A Kantian Approach to Idealized Models

In this session, The Sellars Prize winner, Lorenzo Spagnesi (University of Trier), presents his winning paper, with comments from his "ideal panel": Eric Watkins (UC San Diego) and Angela Potochik (University of Cincinnati)

Date: October 12, 2022


VNAKS: Kant and Intersectionality

This session included two talks: 

"A Kantian Account of Intersectionality," Helga Varden (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne)
Commentator: Jordan Pascoe (Manhattan College)

"Kant, Intersectionality, and the Worst Off," Reza Mosayebi (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
Commentator: Macarena Marey (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

Chair: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)

Date: October 26, 2022


VNAKS: The Idea of the Soul and the Possibility (and Unity) of Psychological Explanations

This session included four talks: 

"Kant's Idea of the Soul as the Horizon of Self-Interpretation," Katharina Kraus (University of Notre Dame)

"The Soul as a (Subjective?) Condition for Moral Life," Jessica Tizzard (University of Tübingen)

"The Idea of the Soul and the Explanatory Project of the Critique," Speaker: Pirachula Chulanon (Toronto Metropolitan University)

"The Contents of the Dialectic's Concept of the Soul," Clinton Tolley (UC San Diego)

Chair: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)

Date: November 9, 2022

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